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Mar 8, 2011 1:38am EST
language what information is collected and how the information is being used. also for the ftc approved five years self-regulatory program prescribes requirements to ourself regulatory consumer dispute and h.r. 1263 this draft takes it with a different approach the balance is the privacy of innovation. creek dr. was involved with asking comments that he and i have developed and received a 70 different organizations universities and colleges and these were very helpful and i have used them in my draft it is very complicated the it to seek the input from others but ultimately we should have a privacy bill out of the subcommittee to get to the full committee to get into discussion perk rival conclude by saying something that was said earlier when marty 2% we are on the cusp of a new revolution come with this is an exciting time for all of us and for securely when you see the new products to have the use of them we must continue to rely on the free market to let the government step in as will rogers said the whole internet was devolve without government and continues to evolve without gover
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
health, lead to a much larger reduction in the use of medical care, and seriously compromise access to needed health care. there are a lot more thoughtful ways to harness the cost of medicaid than what the colleges are proposing. it reflects the common sense of philosophy among individuals of federal and state government. the medicaid maintenance is the state's responsibility in the near term until full health reform is reached in 2014. after that, 100% of the cost of medicaid expansion included in health reform will be born by the federal government and phased down to 90% in 2020. furthermore, the aca costs state to the federal government, and institutes delivery system reform, and finance the state efforts to establish medical homes in medicaid which will improve care for those with substantial health need. we give the states important tools to fight fraud in the medicare and medicaid. we need to think about the profound devastation some of the republicans proposals would have on working families and the state health agencies that serve them. i've been here for a long time. it's a
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Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
united nations was firmly behind us. there were two security resolutions. basically gave us all necessary means to fight piracy in the somali basin and resolution 1851 which deplores all acts of piracy. this was significant. we have a coalition of the willing and the united nations firmly behind us so is pretty significant that these tasks forces are out there fighting the pirates and doing a significant job. there has been a lot in the press the past few weeks anger taskforce are in affect but we need to come back on that and say there are two significant things you have to realize. the area itself is 1.1 million square miles of ocean eagles three times the size of the gulf of mexico. if we say we have 25 warships out there and you can do the math and say they are effective is like saying mayors crime in martians in d.c. and the police to promise not effective. it is a vast ocean. now that they have expanded to the indian ocean it compounds the problem significantly. the task forces are very effective and doing a great job. the other thing that would like to close. the maritime
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Mar 1, 2011 4:08pm EST
reform a process that's gotten us into this fix? gotten us to the point where we're running a debt of 10% of g.d.p., where our total debt is screaming towards totally unsustainable levels. i can tell you the folks in pennsylvania know very we will that you cannot continue living beyond your moneys, as this government has done. i see this as a very constructive and important opportunity to begin to have there discussion about how we're going to get this process under croavment i appreciate the help from senator vitter and i will yield back my time to him. mr. vitter: i thank my distinguished colleague and again this amendment, as modified, simply says that if we were ever to reach the statutory debt limit for the federal government, then revenue coming in would go first to service two things -- social security checks and interest on the federal debt. so that would not put -- be put in jeopardy for months down the line. and the purpose of this amendment is to try to take, quite frankly, again, madam president, some of the scare tactics and some of the hysteria out of the debate. and to urg
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
provide us with insight. those of you who are to some onions understand daily but a rich resource this university is and this session is certainly a good example regardless of whether the cats when. university professors from the department of communication to address our topic. k -- kate kenski teaches politil communication, public opinion, and research methods. she was previously a senior analyst at the annenberg public policy center where she served as a member of the national election survey team in 2000 and 2004, which provided material for her first book entitled capturing campaign dynamics. she has authored numerous publications examining the predictors of campaign outcomes and her new book is entitled "the obama victory: how media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election". here it is. i'm holding it up for you. it is on sale outside. reviewers have said detailed and thoroughly documented fitting for students and scholars but highly acceptable language for the general public. the best analysis of the presidential election in recent history. it is a game changer for scholars,
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. before going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats. following analysis, we emplo
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Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
the process of rebuilding. this is the first time the emperor has used a video message to convey his feelings to the japanese people. he is planning to visit the affected areas and encourage the people at a time that it will not hamper rescue operations. in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan tomorrow we will bring a couple of congressional hearings on u.s. preparedness through a natural disaster. the director of the now a hearing on airport security and body imaging technology. the house oversight subcommittee on national security examines security, health and privacy concerns with body imaging technology in airports. we will hear from scientists consider security researchers and tsa officials at the hearing that runs just under four hours. some of the committee will come to order. thank everybody for being here as we tackle this important subject. i would like to begin by stating the oversight commission statement. we exist to secure from the middle principles first americans have the right to know the money washington takes from them is well spent and second, a
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
no guarantee that is will be done. but the truth of it is, most of us know that we can improve in the area of energy. and with oil prices at above $100 a barrel, the price at the pump heading towards $4 a gallon, we need to develop a coherent national energy policy to find that common ground. that need has taken on even greater urgency. so -- so what makes for good energy policy and how can we ensure that agreement is finally reached on meaningful energy legislation? i think we should have essentially five goals and those five goals are an emergency that is abundant, that is affordable, that is clean, diverse, and domestic. now, i -- i realize that these words, especially in exings with with -- in combination with one another, don't lend a clever acronym or a catchy slogan. maybe we need to rearrange them and figure out what word we can make. but if we follow these, if we follow these as our guiding principles and make sure that our legislative efforts reflect each and every one, i believe that genuine progress can be within our reach. so let's start with the concept of affordable ene
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Mar 14, 2011 8:30am EDT
, that's money in the marketplace which is better than having it offshore and used offshore. i'd rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders or investment in the country and than never used in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communication and technology. mike zapler with ""the politico"," thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> coming up on c-span2, a portion of recent testimony by transportation secretary ray lahood on president obama's 2012 budget request. then more on transportation as we bring you live coverage of the american public transportation association's legislative conference. later, the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. that'll be followed later by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join o
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
i'm trying to talk about is separate, the next step. and i think petitioners use third party standing is just out the window whether it's separation of powers tenth amendment, anything. >> thank you. you have four minutes. >> thank you. just a few points in rebuttal. first of all, one reason not to carve out special rule for commandeering claims is that not all commentary claims are created equal. mr. dreeben praise thee, to claim that it's been litigated in the context, the sex offender registration act that i don't know if the details are that the commandeering claim are not. but i concern imagine a commandeering case, the federal statutes. the problem is right now the lower courts are not following the standing issue from the challenges based on a careful analysis of article iii standing redress ability or prudential stand for that matter. they are resolving those with these simple and let's move on. a second reason that you should not try to carve a commandeering cases as being somehow the residuum of the tennessee electric victim is because tennessee electric says nothing about c
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Mar 6, 2011 10:00pm EST
to the border and then some dumb son of a bitch will shoot at us than i can shoot back. of so we did and they just waved. [laughter] now over 1300 miles notice the road, they drove every night and i noted the ammunition. the other problem with afghanistan is called pakistan 1500 miles that extends here to miami. now understand the essence of what we are doing. we went in 2001 because the taliban supported al qaeda who had killed 3,000 americans at the world trade center's we went in to get the seven guns but what happened? in my judgment several things happened. president bush, a god bless him, had a religious belief in liberty four people and i think he confuse that with his role of president and took that and extracted it to say we should give liberty to the iraqis and afghans which is a noble idea but if you are a president sometimes you have to be hard-headed how you apply an idea into action and we were not able to do with sell when they said who will do this idea? they said if we have the united states military. so we took counterinsurgency a subject i know all lot about be
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Mar 17, 2011 2:00am EDT
you watching our live webcast oversight dhaka house of god. i want to thank you for joining us. we will seek testimony from private secretary witnesses from the united states security programs and policies and their relationship to the fourth amendment of the constitution. the united states continues to face serious threats from al qaeda and other terrorist groups since line 11 terse six-point to the american airport security checkpoints and by all accounts will continue to try to do so. december 22nd, 20018 her service ordered a flight from paris to miami where he attempted to detonate explosives active issues. if not for the efforts of passengers and flight attendants and malfunctioning device, he may very well have succeeded. in 2006, british intelligence plots that detonated liquid explosives on different different to the content for the flights that would have undoubtedly caused a tremendous life -- loss of life. december 25th among 2009 another terrorist known as the christmas day, attended a northwest flight over detroit. again passengers aboard the flight along with the fau
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
is a combination of us. why in a democracy should be making the right decision be a hard decision. it is up to us to create a climate in which the right decision is easy and we have not done a good job of doing that over time. second issue i want to address in general terms is energy. favorite line on all of the talking head shows and by all the political figures who don't know one part of their anatomy from their elbow -- c-span this year. , they love to say that this country has no energy policy. in no way they are right. this country has no energy policy because the right energy policy is not politically correct. it is an easy thing for anyone who understands energy to put an energy policy together that is both effective and tool will. some people talk about it. they talk about it as the all of the above choice. we need coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, large scale hydro. you want to throw wind in fine, you want to throw solar in, fine, but don't think they will be that magical fantasy solutions. he needed all. most of all are the traditional sources. that is the right in its po
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Mar 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
at 9 a.m. thanks for being with us. more booktv ahead. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. here's our prime time lineup for tonight beginning at 7 p.m. eastern. republican senator scott brown of massachusetts on his personal and professional life, including his election to the u.s. senate to fill the term of the late senator ted kennedy. at 8, richard whitmire examines former washington, d.c. school chance michelle rhee's efforts to reform the school system. on after words, rubin carter talks about the 20 years he spent in prison and his work for the innocence since his 1935 re-- 1985 release. we conclude with mr. west who served as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs durgd reagan administration. he argues that a reliance on counterinsurgency strategies has led the u.s. astray in afghanistan. >> in this time we win, senior editorial writer robbins argues that the tet offense offensive was a failure for the vietnamese. from san diego, this is about an hour. >> thanks, t.j.. good morning, everybody. happy to be here. thanks for inviting me. i'm really d
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Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
think that for a large portion of the american public, it will be the one instance -- for all of us, unless there's something different about you all, it is a scary proposition, buying that car. it is rife with lots of danger, especially financial exposure if not done correctly. i am sorry that i am not too worried about them being here. we created the consumer financial protection agency last year to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices. also, to create transparency and fairness for consumer financial products and services. some people would argue that we already have federal agencies that serve as regulating bodies. can you describe how it is that the consumer protection bureau is different from regulators like the federal reserve and the office of the comptroller of currency? >> yes. i think the big difference is about what people want to do. the fed is a traffic agency -- terrific agency. it does a lot of things. but the people who go to the fed go to the fed because they want to do monetary policy. that is how they are evaluated by congress. it was ch
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
australians -- >> the members have been used. >> using the opportunities that this parliament has given us to make a change for the future of this country. a change that will be better for prosperity. better for jobs. better for a clean energy future, and it's a change that's delivered fairly. or whether you decide if your politics is about destruction and you want australia to miss the change in the global economy to a clean energy future. no new jobs, studies what the leader of the opposition is advocating. well, can i say to the leader of the opposition, now is the time for him to put aside the brutal politics he has played with climate what i think, in believing that climate change is real one moment. climate change is not real the next. carbon should be priced one moment, carbon should be priced the next. now, is the time for the leader of the opposition to actually try and do something right for this country. now is the time for the leader of the opposition to put away his slogans, put away his spin, put away his propensity for political destruction and actually work with the rest of
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Mar 2, 2011 9:19am EST
people diplomacy and i would like to say us do even more of that. >> and what about the use of new media? >> we are moving very rapidly on the use of new media. i have an extraordinary team of young people as you might expect who are leading the charge on this. and it has totally changed how we are communicating because, you know, twitter, facebook, they're in real time. and you can't overlook broadcasting and, frankly, i wish we were doing a better job in our broadcasting efforts. i've met with walter isaacson, who is the new chair of the broadcasting board of governors. aljaengineers -- aljaeera. we should do a very effective job in communicating. still most of the people get their news and images from television and radio. we can't forget old mud media while we try to break new ground on new media. >> another hearing we had last year, we had ambassador at large talking about women's empowerment worldwide. i really have serious concerns about the recently passed c.r. the reinstatement of the global gag rule, the reductions in international family planning and global health assist
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Mar 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
upgraded so we can have more up-front edits. so when the companies submit their data to us, we can do a quick company check from the payer information and the oil and gas operator information. after the computer does its work and with those improvements, we also have initiative for 12 additional employees to look at the exceptions. er time the computer system kicks -- every time the computer system kicks out information, we need somebody to look at what the crepety was. we'll be able to hire 12 new people. >> the discrepancy, you get your information that you count on, the royalties that are going to be paid, from the production records of the company, right? >> what the companies do, there's two pieces of information that comes in. we have information that comes in from the companies that pay the royalties so all of the payment information, and then we have information that comes in from the producers that includes the volumes and information related to the oil production. so those two pieces of information are compared to make sure we're getting all of the money that is due for t
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Mar 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
who are the top five nuclear powers, they are, of course, us, russia, china, france, and the united kingdom. pakistan is close to surpassing the united kingdom, and it's on a trajectory that will make it the fourth largest nuclear power in the world. and pakistan is the host to more terrorist groups than any other nation in the world. per square kilometer, you can't find more terrorists than in pakistan with the possible exception of the gaza strip. and pakistan has an extraordinarily complex relationship. on the one hand, it has been the patron of many of these terrorist groups. the group that attacked mumbai in 2008 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the isi. and yet it is at war with others, the pakistan taliban, and it is an extremely violent war. last year there were over 2,000 terrorist attacks in pakistan, somewhere near 10,000 pakistanis died or were wounded. so how did we get here? well, that's the subject that i try to address in "the deadly embrace." and i try to do it by looking at three narratives and see how they interconnect with each other. the first narrative is pakist
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
traditional plans often because public employee unions use taxpayer-funded union days to elect state and local politicians and ask the same politicians they just elected for costly pension deals. when a union bargains with a private employer, employer and employees has an interest in the business continuing as a viable enterprise. if the benefits are costly and under controllable, the business goes under and everyone is out of a job. but where are -- where the interests are in a negotiation between a public employee union and the person they just helped to elect to office, where are those interests? union bosses are sitting across the table from the governor of the state. the governor they helped to elect with millions in campaign contributions and they ask them for a costly guaranteed lifetime retirement package often with little or no cost sharing by the public employee. what is a politician going to say? sorry, but i can't help you? i doubt. it i want to read you something from the "wall street journal" on october 22, 2010, prior to the last elections the journal carried a story about the r
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that -- and the most important is how important air travel is to us, but how alaskans have been harmed. we are four times -- we travel four times what the rest of the united states does. all the other members of the citizens that travel, and i think i'm supposed to be ending here. i hope you'll read the rest of my comments and any other questions, please ask. >> thank you, and thank you for that testimony. we'll bet the balance of your testimony into the record. i'd also like to ask unanimous consent that the resolution from the state of alaska be entered into the record. without objection, so ordered. i'd like to recognize myself for five minutes, and then each member. one of the hallmarks of the united states of america is the commitment to the fourth commitment, unreasonable search and seasuire. how do we find that balance and what was your personal experience and there's many who argue if you choose to go on an airplane, then you choose to give up those rights. can you sure with us your perspective? >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. mr. chair, it's absolutely true for al
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
-- >> [inaudible] >> we will go to mr. kenke. >> thank you for being with us this morning. i would like to pick up on the threat from your statement from your written statement i think is important. you made the observation as it relates to contract management and proper contract surveillance that have included your statement and proper position leader is the key to success and further with military leaders in place it sends a clear leadership message on the nature of the contract management. now, one of the most critical agencies for yielding the value for a dollar of execution and managing support contracts in afghanistan and iraq, the defense contract management agency it reports to you through one of your support next they provide critical contract surveillance. as you know, doctor they don't cut contracts to manage contracts in place and you've been challenged -- the department has been challenged as the onset of the war with putting the right number of management professionals in place to oversee contract in the war zone. obviously it is a difficult task. the history is that it was l
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Mar 7, 2011 12:00pm EST
human spaceflight. heisey human spaceflight really as the essential dna of nasa. and i would like for us to get back on a path of really investing in human spaceflight as quickly as we can. i think, as you said, reasonable people can disagree over these matters but i'm here today to petition you, and to move back in the direction of allocating more towards human spaceflight. we can talk about the proper allocation between commercial and actual nasa flights, but i still think we need to move in the other direction. you mentioned also in response to a question offer today, that were the savings of commercial space flight versus nasa human spaceflight, i believe. and your response was i believe was i don't know. and it seems to me that that's the things that we're going to have to deal with you on the would you please just expand on the answer a bit? >> i'm glad you asked because it gives me and it chance to elaborate. when we talk about connecting all the aspects of nasa, the nasa portfolio, we cannot separate human spaceflight from science. our science missions may in a few to utilize the
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
japan and the united states. the former majority leader and ambassador mike mansfield used to teach that to all of us younger governors in the 1980's and 1990's, and we will stand with the people of japan until they recover from this disaster. there is a special relationship between the japanese and tennesseans because of the location of so many japanese industries in our state over the last 30 years, so as a result, tennessee have been reaching out to our friends and their families in japan. we should also commend the we should also commend the we should also commend the japanese for their coverage that they've shown in dealing with the death of a nation and particularly with their levelheaded response and damage of nuclear fears that fukushima daiichi.aiichi. in this age, went instante, w communication can sometimes create misinformation and even e hinic, the japanese leadership s in nuclear scientists are working with organizations around the world was eyeing to t the danger in keeping the rest of the world informed.gest earth this is the largest earthquake in japan's recorded hi
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Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
legislation before us to help everyone from start-ups to small businesses to our largest cutting-edge companies. it is going to create jobs, it is going to mean improved products, and before my voice gives out, i say now is the time to create jobs at home. now is the time for congress to act on patent reform. we can actually accomplish something here and not add a cent to the deficit. mr. president, i ask consent that my full statement be made part of the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: mr. president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from virginia. mr. warner: mr. president, i ask that the proceedings under the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. warner: mr. president, i rise today to add my voice to the debate that has been going on in this chamber about spending proposals and how we get through the balance of this current fiscal year and ensure that we don't end up with a government shutdo
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
management practices and use of technology. in conclusion, despite many conflicts, challenges and eevelopment, u.s. foreign assistance is making a challenge difference with children being reunited with their families after being attacked did, traffic reviews. low-income women are accessing judicial system for the first time and we are encouragingbeing expansion of the program.ked health care workers are gaining skills necessary.s are gaining skills necessary for cure rative measures. across areas where foreign assistance is needed, we are promoting approach that addresses long-term sustainable development. members of the subcommittee, thank you for your attention and i look forward to answering your questions and providing additional information. thank you for your testimony. >> let me start off by, mr. aflak in his testimony with regards to the elections. i would ask whether or not you think that gap would be bridged and by whom? he requests that the u.s. government takes a hard look and asks if offering the assistance to truly support a free and fair election is there. >> with r
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
cease fire is still being breached, and it's absolutely right for us to keep up our pressure under u.n. security counsel 1973. i can confirm to the house the coalition took action yesterday against supreme forces and yesterday overnight through 24 soldiers and tornado aircraft destroyed or tillly. you asked the question about arming the rebels. i said before in the house we must do everything to comply with both the security counsel resolutions, and as i told the house, the legal position is clear the arms embargo applies to the whole territory of libya, but at the same time, 1973 allows all military measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas. our view is this would not necessarily root out those protecting l civilians in certain circumstances. as i told the house before, we do not root it out, but have not taken the decision to do so. >> i thank the prime minister for that reply and get further in the statement at 12:30. i thank you for your kind wishes and all members of the house for my forthcoming wedding which i'm looking forward to. i may be coming to you in the c
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
less than half the time as any of the rest of us. continue to be a principal director. professor at the best professor petraeus then spent time teaching at west point and most of us know the story from that point on wherein the following two decades i will remind you that depending how you count europe he is in his seventh deployment including deployment in haiti, bosnia, 3 deployment in iraq and now his command position in afghanistan. on top of that let me mention a couple awards he has won. many are familiar to you. the distinguished service medal, bronze star and when you may not have heard of. the gold award of the iraqi order of a calm. we have seen a number of accomplishments in this young man's career. and 2007 he was runner-up for time person of the year. still not convinced anyone had a better 2007 than general petraeus and we're very grateful for the accomplishment in iraq and what he is doing now. a want to conclude this introduction in a way that is a pro. to thank his family, his wife and children and all the military families around the country but please join me in a
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Mar 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
fortunately back with us to testify today. his report concluded last september that fema has made some form of progress in almost all areas where reform was needed but the fema's management to speak broadly still needed improvement. while today's hearing is focused on fema, i think it's important to say that response to and recovery from a disaster or a catastrophe and the united states is the responsibility of a lot of other agencies and other people besides fema. other federal agencies, state and local devine, the private sector and in fact in some sense every effect america has willes to play. and many of them also need to improve their capabilities. on a positive note, just recently the department of defense and homeland security and the congressional remanded council of government recently signed off on a very important plan establishing clear rules for when the national guard and military forces can jointly respond after a disaster. and this means in a large disaster catastrophe we will have the ability to call on the resources of the department of defense and a more timely
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Mar 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
to frame the leader to get us on board with his opinion. i think it was an overstatement of what really happened. i wasn't there, but sort of reading between the lines, and it seems to me that you know, whatever the result was the correct result in the shepherd case, what they tried to describe there certainly is not at all typical of what i've seen. >> manny? >> my two young sons back in l.a. have something in common with trial lawyers and media representatives. judge, you said adequately, they push the envelope in going as far as you let them. the debacle with the trial you referenced, tim, in my opinion is the direct function of a trial judge that simply did not control his courtroom. on top of that, you have to take into consideration, was that 65, tim, the year? thank you, 66. well, light years have passed in the development of technology to be able to cover trials, and that's another big factor to consider now that that type of surface type atmosphere will not be duplicated again because the technology is such that now you can have a completely unintrusive camera. i know th
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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
resolutions to support the people of libya that using the proceeds to help meet the humanitarian needs. to take the work forward, participants agreed to establish the contact group that meets to provide leadership and overall political direction to the international efforts in close coordination with the u.n., the african union, the arab league, the islamic conference, and the european union to support libya to provide a forum on the response to libya and provide a focal point in the international community. qatar will convene the first meeting of the group and then rotate in the region and beyond it. the north atlantic counsel meeting along with five partners provides the directions to nato operations. the participants welcome the u.n. secretary regime's offer to lead the coordination of humanitarian assistance and planning for longer term stablization support. turkey and other key regional player as agencies offered to support this work and take it forward with the contact group. this conference has shown we are united in our aims, united in seeking a libya that does not pose a threat to
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
government. additional steps must be taken to end the safe havens that insurgents use in pakistan which impact on afghanistan security. general petraeus, at the meeting in brussels last week, and i hope he will address the outcomes from that meeting, including whether any further commitments boo i our nato partners were forth coming to address the continuing shortfall in trainers of afghan troops. also of interest would be the status of any discussions on a longer-term relationship between the united states, nato and afghanistan beyond 2014. again, our thanks to our witnesses for their work on behalf of our nation and for their devotion to the men and women who defend us. senator mccain. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i would like to welcome our distinguished witnesses and thank them for their service to our nation. i want to say a special note of thanks to general petraeus. the truest test of a commander is whether he is worthy of the sacrifice made by those he leads, whether the young men and women who we call upon day in and day out to risk their lives for us feel that their comma
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Mar 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
one-stop platform for consumers to opt out of having their information collected and used for the duralast for testing purposes. consumers cannot delete all filled with a click of one button by all companies. in groupm and hundreds of leading companies are working to advance compliance in the program. two other major elements of the limitation for our education and enforcement. groupm has partnered with the internet advertising bureau on privacy matters of education, a campaign to reform consumers how they can manage their online experience and to explain how advertising supports the internet. to date more than 600 million impressions are being delivered as part of this campaign. finally, i want to emphasize companies will be held accountable for complying with the principles just as the ftc recommended. all of us and advertising have a strong incentive to maintain accountability for the consumer trust. the principals or enforceable through programs administered by the marketing association and counsel of the better business bureau. these organizations have longstanding effective
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Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
fought for our status and she gave us a new stature. when the campaign was over, she continued for all of her life to be a source of inspiration and empowerment for women. in those early days of the second wave of the american women's movement, the movement defined we women on what we did not have, what we did not have access to, what was it we didn't have? equal pay for equal work. it's hard to believe that we were not included in the research protocols at n.i.h. and when it came to having access to credit, we could not get a loan or a mortgage in our own name in many circumstances. weengdzed a husband, a father, or a brother to sign for it. but when geri was chosen for vice president, she showed us what we could be what modern women in america had become. women felt if we could go for the white house, we could go for anything. geri inspired. and on the night of july 19, 1984, in san francisco, in the musconi center, geri gave her acceptance speech. she became the first woman to be nominated for vice president for a major party. what a night. i was there. the thrill, the excitement in
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Mar 2, 2011 12:45am EST
uninsured rate in the country. i'm a strong supporter of 12 months continuous eligibility to use childrens as budgetary problems. governor patrick, can you explain the benefits that you see in the medicare program under health reform? >> well, first of all, congressman, i agree with almost all of the observations that you make in terms of how we experience it in massachusetts with the one exception of the private insurance. we have -- our health reform is a hybrid. so we emphasize private insurance, including for medicaid recipients. and so we are -- it's very much a market-based kind of solution, i guess, is what i'm trying to say. which maybe why -- why i keep coming back to the point about how across the market whether for private or public payers, we have to focus on increased cost and what's happening with premiums, and what that is doing to our competitiveness. this program has worked very, very well in massachusetts. the fact that we have other 98% of our residents insured today with reliable health care and that it had been maintained and improved in a time of enormous ec
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Mar 13, 2011 3:00am EDT
agriculture and cities will become more efficient with their use of water. that's a good thing, but it's also a bad thing for the delta because as agriculture and cities become efficient, in other words, cutting down the waste water that is vie that to the delta. when groups and scientists realize what's happening, they began publicizing the importance of the delta as providing critical habitat to areas in this country and provided services to people in both countries. not only that, but these grass roots efforted succeeded in engaging the u.s. and mexico governments to rethink their formal responsibilities. they convinced the country's government to add minutes to the treaty, similar to amendments, that acknowledge the importance of how decisions over water, allocations affectioned the delta and its species. this encouraged the governments to sit at one table through the colorado joint cooperative process and work together to find dedicated nonaccidental flows, dedicated flows of water to the delta. while still meeting urban needs, to me, this is absolutely amazing. in the safest c
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Mar 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
time you've told us about the work the obama administration is doing to investing in our youngest lerner's is one of the smartest investment we can make. programs like head start in short the children are on the right path with a solid foundation for success. in addition the proposal of the verney challenge fund would increase the number of low-income children arriving in kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed by spurring better standards and quality in the early learning settings. the president has also outlined an ambitious goal to have the highest college preservation rate by the year 2020. to meet that goal it is imperative that we continue to invest in our nation's college students through pell grants and other forms of student aid and we need to encourage colleges and states to partner in initiatives to ensure the students not only enter the they graduate from to year and for your institutions. especially in this economy we have to keep the commitment to students. we used to lead the world of college graduates and now we are ranking below what ever competitive cou
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Mar 21, 2011 8:00am EDT
sponsored by the internet caucus of congress. joining us now is dr. william lehr of massachusetts institute of technology where he is a researcher on the communications futures program. first of all, dr. lehr, what is the communications futures program? >> >> guest: communications futures program is an attempt to look across the value chain of the internet. so from equipment providers to service providers to application providers and not just in the u.s., but internationally. so we work together, several schools at mit, with industry partners both internationally and domestically to look at various issues confronting the internet. and the idea is to try and think about technologically aware policy and business strategy and business strategy aware technology and sort of try and bridge that gap. >> host: what are you thinking about most these days? >> guest: well, with the internet there's a lot of things to think about. we personally, i spend a lot of time thinking about wireless issues, and i come out of a regulatory economics research background, and so i'm especially interested
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Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
of the latest nonfiction books. connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and kind up for scheduled alert e-mails. >> general david patraeus said today that he did not think u.s. participation in a no-fly zone over libya would have an impact on assets for fledging -- fighting the war in afghanistan. in remarks at a forum hosted by national journal and the museum general patraeus also reiterated his support for the obama administration's july 2011 date to begin the drawdown of u.s. troops. general patraeus has been and washington to report to the president and congress about the state of the war in afghanistan. his first visit since taking command of the war effort there last summer. this is an hour. >> i want to welcome all of you here. i see that we have all survived st. patrick's day which is very good. probably the first day of the ncaa basketball tournament. my bracket has been shredded. i want to thank the museum for hosting this event and providing the facilities for us here at the national journal for our conversation. eyes only want to thank person late general pat
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Mar 2, 2011 12:15am EST
before us and i am trying to understand, if i could start with you, governor herbert, i don't have much time left. what are we going to do to replace these benefits if we repeal them? how are we going to make the categories i just mentioned the would be significantly benefited? >> i think as governor barbara mentioned we care about our people and our states and will find solutions. >> that's not the issue, i don't want to get into that. >> it seems like from washington its do it our way or it won't get done. now utah has good health care and has had good health care. i just come from the position that as we look to those who need the benefits and we find with those benefits are nobody can define them better than the governors and the people in the states. so the eligibility, the benefits, they ought to be received we can help define that better than anybody i think, certainly -- >> i apologize i've got 15 seconds between the two colleagues to read >> chairman dingell, think you. most of the businesses won't qualify for those subsidies. her lover, the standard benefits package that
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Mar 2, 2011 5:15am EST
accessibility and improving the input is going to take us a long way in achieving the results that we all want which is giving the pco access to unfettered information that will show the true performance of contracts whether it's in a contingency environment or not. thank you. >> mr. carroll, any comment? >> from an ig perspective, we think it's huge. but that perspective comes from a real accountability perspective. we don't take into account that the agency still has to get the work done, and i'm not saying that's the reason why you should overlook contractor past performance. you absolutely should overlook contractor past performance. but i would say that the past and the present could be two different thicks. -- things. and if these organizations based on our audits, investigates or -- investigations or whatever action taken, if their current situation reflects a change in attitude, change in focus, change in performance, then i wouldn't see why you wouldn't use a contractor going forward if they have made changes in their processes for accountability. >> i guess one of the things tha
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Mar 5, 2011 3:00pm EST
working with beet sugar that was so useful, he became so rich, he bought his freedom. when we returned about that, we -- when we learned about that, we suddenly learned about a connection to marina's family. >> so i had always known about my family's connection to sugar because my great grandparents traveled from india across to guyana which is in south america, but it's considered part of the caribbean, and they came to cut, to work on sugar plantations. so part of what fascinated us was what is this substance where someone in be his family -- in his family all the way in russia, a serf, and someone in my family looking to get a better life over here in india and then over to the caribbean, what is this substance that could effect people from such different parking lots of the world? -- parts of the world? >> and before we trace that out, we want to ask you a question. how many of you think you might have sugar somewhere in your family background? so that's one, two, three -- oh, man, yes! yes! >> all right. what i'm going to do, i just want to hear from a couple of you where your fam
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Mar 12, 2011 1:00pm EST
got things all checked off but during the day, please consider joining us and supporting the tucson festival of books to keep this amazing event here in tucson. thank you for being here and for your support and if you want to follow us out, i am going to head to the dining area. .. >> the other groups were, you know, i did think that the existence of a small, but very powerful elite was something new, and so i call that the group, and then there's a category to deal with other griewps who didn't -- groups who didn't fit the category like immigrants, for example from caribbean and africa, and also biracial americans. i thought they would fit into an umbrella group called the emergence. that's how i got that. >> i noticed you put new immigrants and biracial people together, and you're comfortable with that, grouping them under the same umbrella? >> well, i was mostly comfortable with that. it was not precise, and it didn't make for as clean of a category as the other category. however, i thought that the similarities were, the concept of emergence, groups that were becoming more promi
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Mar 19, 2011 5:15pm EDT
those of you who don't walk around with a cheat sheet, who are the top five, us, russia, china, france, and the united ud kingdom. pakistan is close to surprising the united kingdom and on the trajectory to be the 4th largest. it's the host to more terrorists groups than any other nation. per square kilometer, you can't find more terrorists with the possible exception of the gaza strip. pakistan has an extraordinary complex relationship. on the one hand, it's been the patron of many of the terrorists groups, the group that attacked mumbai in 2008, it was a subsidiary, and yet it is at war with others, the pakistan and taliban. it's an extremely violent war. last year there were over 2,000 terrorists attacks in pakistan. nearly 10,000 pakistanis died or were wounded. how did we get here? that's the subject that i try to address in the deadly embrace. i try to do it by looking at three narratives and see how they interconnect with each other. the first narrative is pakistan's own internal. the second is the u.s. pakistani bilateral relationship, and the third is the rise in globa
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Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
be reached in a matter of days.all with that, mr. president, i urgo all of my colleagues to join us, ,n this effort to come to thedes floor with your ideas, your proposals, and let's do the lr people's business. i would ask unanimous consent oh our letter be made a part of the record. i >> without objection. c >> i also ask unanimous consent that this partial list ofpart oe republican solutions anding of proposals be made part of ther: record.oor. >> without objection. >> with that mr. president, i yield the floor. >> more than 100 years ago his grandfather left china on a steamboat bound for america where he worked as a domestic servant in washington state. a century later his grandson will return to china as america's top diplomat. >>> the chief actuary of the social security administration said thursday the long-term solvency of the program depends on lowering benefits or increasing funding or a combination of both. stephen goss spoke to the national economists club for a little more than an hour. >> there we go. okay. very good. objective was to come talking with duals and ed an
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
mechanism to put any type of price caps on this. >> but they're used to be price caps when the price went up and -- no, so how we protect the government interest in this oil and gas they owned? >> these are leasing questions and i am sorry to say that i'm going to ask -- >> rm your pay. >> i am not thoroughly familiar with these issues but hearing you describe it and hearing the magnitude of the dollar's it's a serious problem, and i will learn more about it and get back to you with answers. >> i don't want to give up at this point, you need to get back to us because this isn't going away. >> by understand. deval law that they put in effect certain production levels would go royalty free and thatw is the only thing the law said.w it didn't provide other mechanisms for -- >> [inaudible] >> the law does not allow -- >> it sounds like the legislation would have to be changed. >> so it's the conagra's fall. they put it in with the impression this was low-priced oil now when it goes of higher we will collect royalties but we want to keep the industry going because the price of oil was 20 or $
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Mar 20, 2011 9:30am EDT
keeplers.com. >> is there a nonfiction author or book you'd like to see featured on booktv? send us an e-mail at booktv@cspan.org or tweet us at twitter.com/booktv. >> up next on booktv a program that originally aired live on booktv.org. three former high-level pentagon insiders take a critical look at how the defense department operates. thomas christie, franklin spinney and pierre sprey are all contributors to the book "the pentagon labyrinth." this is about an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening. thanks for being with us tonight. i'm drew, the executive vice president for the world security institute. the institute is the nonprofit organization that's home to our center for defense information and our strauss military reform project whose latest work "the pentagon labyrinth: ten short's essays to help you through it," is the reason we've gathered here tonight. the goal of the project is to transform u.s. national security to meet the missions and threats of today. and it believes that it's essential that we consider both the fiscal and the strategic implications of de
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Mar 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
.. >> host: rubin carter, thank you for joining us this wonderful day. how old are you now? >> guest: i will be 74 years old in may, and that's dr. rubin carter. >> host: because of honorary degrees? >> guest: i have two honorary doctors' degrees. one from brisbane, australia, law school in 2003 and one from york university in 2005. so it's dr. rubin -- >> host: both in australia? >> guest: no -- >> host: oh, york is in canada. >> guest: that's correct. >> host: your book is called "eye of the hurricane: my path from darkness to freedom," with a forward by nelson mandela. >> guest: yes. >> host: and your co-author is ken clot key. >> guest: that's correct. >> host: you say your main purpose is to share with you i have discovered the truth. >> guest: to be the truth. >> host: well, it says the love of truth is the spirit of man. given for where i was and for how long i was there -- this is incredible -- i have no business at all being here now. >> guest: that is absolutely correct. >> host: now, you say you were in jail 40-something years. what do you mean by that? >> guest:
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Mar 8, 2011 8:00pm EST
will not allow us to grow our economy anm a. i will be voting if that proposal when it comes to the floor but i look forward to working with on my colleagues make sure we get a chair comprehensive deficit and debt reductionru plan that thispu congress can vote on and put in action. with that mr. president i yield the floor and note the absence of the a quorum. >> at this meeting of the national association of attorneys general, former acting solicitor general walter dellinger predicted the supreme court would uphold the new health care law. he and former general theodore olson participated in a discussion about the supreme court's current session. this is an hour, 15 minutes. >> we are here to discuss united states supreme united states supreme court cases for this term. we are on c-span and my name is roy cooper. i am the attorney general in north carolina and president of the national association of attorneys general and to introduce our panel here we will have walter dellinger who is the chair of the appellate practice at all melvin ian meyer law firm. is visiting professor of la
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
jobs here, not abroad. chinese currency manipulation is costing us jobs and undermining our businesses, and it must be stopped. and we need stronger enforcement of laws to prevent foreign export subsidies and intellectual property theft. third, to invent more. the renewable energy tax credits and other incentives which encourage businesses to create and produce green-energy solutions should be made permanent. the r&d tax credit which creates incentives to invest in research should be extended indefinitely and expanded. the people of connecticut want bipartisan efforts to achieve job creation and economic growth. they want partnerships among business, labor, and education. and they want bipartisan efforts to help our veterans so that after those veterans serve our country, they return to a paycheck instead of an unemployment line. and that is why in coming weeks i will introduce to help secure job opportunities for our veterans and provide training, health care, higher education and more. as i travel across the state of connecticut, i listen to people like the squatreetos, th
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